May 31, 2010

Flat...such a negative word...

When I hear the word flat, I automatically think of something bad.

1. Flat tyre being the first one (I have never experienced a flat tyre, but if it does happen, I just know it will be a nightmare situation because:
a. I don't know how to change a tyre.
b. I am not a member of a pick-up-fix-your-tyre service.
c. I never have any credit on my phone, so I wouldn't be able to ring anyone, apart from the Guards (emergency calls are free!). Of course, they wouldn't be too impressed me thinks.

2. Flat fizzy drink. I am not a big fizzy drink kind of girl, however, if I do drink this sort of a beverage, I prefer them to be really, really cold. And definitely not flat. That warm, sweet, sickly taste is disgusting.

3. Flat hair. Although I can easily remedy that by doing those rocker-esque hair tosses and mousse, loads of hair mousse.

4. Flat battery. Both in a car and a mobile phone. I wouldn't mind the phone having a flat battery because I never have any credit to text or ring anyone, anyway. I do tend to turn my phone off or leave it on silent sometimes. So, ya flat battery in my phone-whatever! Flat battery in my car-disaster!

My four negative flat connotations are having a bit of a car vibe. Basically, I'd hate it if anything happened to my car. My freedom would be gone. (Sorry, being a bit of a drama queen, but anyone who lives at home in the middle of nowhere, will understand).

There is a massive POSITIVE flat to this story and that is flat shoe. Flat shoes are definitely not negative for me. (As in ballet pumps or whatever name you like to call them). Being a tall girl I like flat shoes. With 5 inch heels on, I turn into a 6 foot 3" giant, so with my flats I feel sort of petite. (Don't get me wrong, I have heels that are 5 inches high, and I wear them with pride, but sometimes I just need to come back down to earth, as opposed to having my head in the clouds). I'm not at all petite in any sense of the word. But there is psychology for you!

My favourite ballet flats at the moment are of the French Sole variety. I don't have a pair yet, but I can feel the time of owning some will be soon! (As soon as I get a job!). Here are a few of the contenders:

Classic Quilt.

I like India, in yellow, purple and bright pink. Colourful feet=Happy feet!

Sturdy Cheetah...two words I never thought would be in the same sentence. But it works! Actually, I'll take all of the Sturdy collection.

Sturdy Black.

All Images from French Sole website

I better get a job soon 'cause these are not cheap. But they are worth the price don't you think?

So, are you a flattie or a heelie?


Style of a Fashionista said...

I live in heels but I am a fan of French Sole pumps they do the most amazing styles xoxo

Marie Z. said...

I love all these flats! I am more of a flattie however if the heels I wore could be as comfortable as flats then, well, I'd be in heels 24/7. Wouldn't we all! Great post, I love your writing.


My Republic of Fashion said...

Aw, thank you both!:)

mel said...

flat things suck:( yeah, drinks, hair, batteries, but agree, any amaizng shoes are amaizng no matter the height, and these are really fab!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh! Love them all!! And I love heels and flats but wear flats more often, but it should be the other way round since I'm short ;)
(I must admit that I love flat soda though, but it has to be cold, not warm)
(thanks for the comment on my blog!)

libys11 said...

awesome classic flats..although because im a bit on the shorter side, im more of a heel person. hahaha!! i resort to flats on casual great weather days! :D

Becca. said...

gorgeous ballet flats! love love love them, i want them all!

Kendr▲ said...

I love flats!
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Becca. said...

they are so worth the price! love love love!
thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

Miss M. said...

I think I'm a mix between flatie and heelie haha
the first two pairs remind me of some chanel flats, a good coice for all the chanel lovers like me who can afford a pair of 'em :p
Thanks for your visit to my blog.
Miss M.

Becca Jane said...

These are all lovely! I am a huge fan of flats in the summer, and, well - any time really!

Lex said...

Great post! I am a flat shoe type of girl too. I am so happy that there are so many different and cute ones available


esme and the lane way said...

Well I am definitely a heelie! But I'm only 5'4"... These flat shoes are cute, I love the bright colours :)

Audrey Allure said...

I love ballet flats too, they're so comfortable. Although, I'm more of a heel person lol, but I do change into flats sometimes to give my feet a rest lol.

Ella said...

I wear a lot of flats purely because I'm always on my feet, but being 5'3" I have a place in my heart for heels.